Travel Blogs from Rome
... coved area which was for dress code and do you believe, Glenda and I were turned back, because we had nothing over or shoulders, I was able to use my vest I was wearing but Glenda had to fined a. Scarf, what a job away. All's well and we finally enter the Vatican and it was worth it, the largest church in the world with all the different colours of marble, the paintings, gold leaf, the beautiful domes and the statues a feast for the eyes. After ...
... the recorded guides are worthless though. I also want to do the Segway tour! If you have never done a Segway make a beeline to the nearest one pronto! They are incredible fun!
Well the trick is that there are two red open air hop on and off buses so I ended up on the Wrong one because there was no 110 on it and no discount. No worries but in case this one also had a worthless audio guide, I made mine more useful by listening to the Italian version. This had the benefit ...
What would one last train ride on the good old Circumvesuviana be without a final musical performance? As we rode from Sorrento to Naples, they decided to pull out all the stops for our farewell journey. We got not one, but TWO accordions; a tambourine; drums; and....wait for it....a saxophone! All this with singing as well. It was a fitting send off for us indeed. In Naples we switched back over to comfy business class and arrived in Rome in just over an hour. We ...
... don't remember which god), built on an older Roman residential area (remember my previous post about churches with gorgeous interiors on top of ancient stuff...).
We found another hill to climb (with more ruins) and only twice had to be pointed in the right direction to find St Peter's in Chains, another gorgeous church, this time with Michelangelo's Moses. We went on to find another overlook (this ...
... it was counterfeit,) and looked for some indication of... ANYTHING. Finally, a guy came up to me and told me to go upstairs to the airline office. I said “Do they speak English?” and he said they did. I carried my luggage up the seemingly endless stairs the “Hungarian Air” office where I was directed to 2 large doors (downstairs) marked "Customs, red door, and Customs green door." It was all very ominous but I waited in the nearly 2-hour line ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Forte Rome
Great place to stay
I found this place by chance in the Lonely Planet and I couldn't have picked a better place if I know what I was booking ! Excellent place to stay. Very good value and extremely good location. All the staff were very helpful in booking trips for us. Would definitely come back here
Good location & value!
Great location just steps away from the Spanish Steps! On a quiet, lovely street. Very friendly and helpful staff. Rooms were good size with very nice bathrooms...shower and jacuzzi in some! Breakfast was very good. Front desk very helpful in making recommendations for dinner. They called ahead for us at some nice local places where we were treated very well when we said we were from the Hotel Forte. Would stay there again!
Great Hotel - Great location
Good hotel - The only reason i can think this is a 3* is because it does not have a pool or a permanent Bar. So what - if you want a nice clean hotel and about 10 minutes from the Spanish Steps this is ideal. I would definately reccomend this hotel and the staff are very friendly. The only wierd thing i found is that we could not control the in room A/c, because i guess it was centrally set. The room had a room safe and a small portable tv.. which we could not find a remote control.. But hey who cares! Sightseeing in Rome is superb. Make sure you go to Giolloties the top ice cream shop nearby.
Visit the nearby official "Ferrari" shop, and eat loads of Pizza.
Stay at Hotel Forte
Returning to Hotel Forte in May 2004 found the same charmingly beautiful location on via Margutta as remembered from the previous summer. The staff of this hotel goes out of it's way to provide the most comfortable accommodations for their guests. The hotel, situated on a historic quiet street between Popolo and the Spanish Steps, is a treasure. A short walk to the metro, in an area filled with history, shops, and restaurants, you will marvel at every detail of life in Centro Storico. I look forward to visiting Rome again, and when I do my hotel of choice will be Hotel Forte.